HP970 and USB problem

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Dear all -

Ages ago, I had great trouble installing my Deskjet 970 on a usb port,
but I finally managed it.

I had to uninstall it recently, fool that I am, and now it will not

I downloaded scr_970.exe from the HP website which is supposed to
'scrub' all entries from the registry. I also download the latest driver
from the HP website (ver 4.3). Also, I've done the obvious things like
deleted all reference to the 970 in the printers folder, system/devices.
etc. No good.

When I run the downloaded exe driver file, it gets as far as telling me
to plug in my cable, which I do. Then it keeps telling me it can't find
the printer. I know the usb port works because I've tried other kit on
it, and it worked before.

I've tried going round the program by using add printer in the printers
folder, but that's no good, because I can't direct it anywhere when it
says 'have disk'. That's because the downloaded driver file hasn't
unpacked all the files yet, and won't until it finds a printer!
Catch 22.

I've tried all the obvious things, ensuring that relevant software and
hardware is all deleted. Days of wasted work.



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  1. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Fri, 10 Jun 2005,22:41:30, tomcas wrote

    >What OS?, Can't you install the driver as a network printer and hook it
    >up later?

    Thanks for the reply. I did post earlier that I had solved the problem -
    although it wasn't quite clear to me what I had done. Your idea of
    searching for the printer's SN in the registry is brilliant. I'll keep
    your post.

    I should have said that the OS is Win98. Given the printer installation
    routine you get with HP, I don't see how I could have installed it as a
    network printer, since the install program was refusing to recognise
    that a printer was hooked up. Same problem if I went through the Add
    Printer routine in the printers folder.

    Thanks again for the suggestion.


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